Kent Fire Fighters, Local 1747
Serving the Kent, Covington, SeaTac & Dist. 37 Communities
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    Union Meeting
    May 04, 2017
    Union Meeting
    Jun 01, 2017
    Union Meeting
    Jul 06, 2017
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      Since Nov. 28, your Local 1747 Firefighters, in conjunction with the Kent RFA and the Kent Firefighters Foundation, have been collecting unwrapped, new toys to help make Christmas special for local families in need. Yesterday, firefighters, their families and members of the public were able to deliver a semi-truck full of gifts for distribution throughout our community.
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      Local 1747, the Kent Firefighters Foundation and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are proud to once again be kicking off our Toys for Joy campaign. Toys for Joy is an annual event where new, unwrapped toys are collected, sorted, wrapped and delivered to local food banks and outreach programs to be distributed to local families in our community for the holidays.
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      Please watch our Healthy In, Healthy Out video to see the best practices Local 1747 and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are utilizing to protect our members! Also, you'll notice a guest spot by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs! You can watch the video on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/171131425 or on Youtube at https://youtu.
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      VOTE YES ON KENT RFA FBC VOTE – PROPOSITION 1 What is Proposition 1? State law requires all Regional Fire Authorities to go in front of the voters to reauthorize their funding system every six years. THIS IS NOT A NEW TAX! It is simply a reauthorization of the existing voter-approved funding mechanism that is already in place.
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      The Kent RFA recently held its annual awards ceremony where several of our members were honored.
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      Please find attached the flyer for a charity golf tournament presented by Local 1747. The tournament is on June 2 at the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent. All proceeds benefit the Kent Firefighter Foundation.
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      A great tradition continued this morning as members of Local 1747 helped to deliver over 4,000 toys, along with stocking stuffers and stuffed animals, as part of Toys for Joy, a joint effort between the Kent RFA, Local 1747, the Kent Firefighters Foundation and our community.  The toys are delivered to close to 2,000 children who otherwise might not have such a merry Christmas.
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      Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

      Tom for Dearborn
      04/25/17 - Dearborn Firefighters Local 412
      Passing of Firefighter Peter Torilli
      04/25/17 - Local 1347
      Local 1347 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Firefighter Peter Torilli.
      FF Anderson Funeral Information
      04/25/17 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Firefighter Brett Anderson of Adams County Fire, L2403, lost his battle with cancer on April 22, 2017. Brother Anderson’s cancer was covered under workers comp and is being recognized by his department as a Line of Duty Death. At the family’s request, there will be a full LODD funeral with procession. The following are the details of his services.
      City of Wichita Contract Offer
      04/25/17 - IAFF Local 135
      Good Afternoon!!! The union will be conducting a Contract Vote on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, on the City's latest offer. The Negotiating team has worked hard to put as musch money in your pockets and tried to make sure your rights were protected. I am attaching copies of the offer and the Unions Stance. If you have any questions let us know.
      Tuesday, April 25, 2017: UPFFA OF CT. GOLF TOURNAMENT Canceled due to Weather
      04/25/17 - UPFFA
      Firehouse Cookoff
      04/25/17 - IAFF Local 1652
      Congratulations to Brothers Andy Nardini, Joel Sexton, and Cory Pereira on their victory at the Firehouse cook off last weekend.  The Cook off was part of the Hero's Cup Hokey Tournament that was held this past weekend in Marlboro were more than 50 Hokey teams made up of Fire Police and Military competed.
      KCFD Retired Fire Fighters
      04/22/17 - IAFF Local 42
      The Kansas City, Missouri Retired Fire Fighters Association has established its own website.  This is one of the best online sources for KCFD History and we invite you to visit them and learn something new about something old.  Special acknowledgement to Chuck Gabert, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and Ray Elder, KCFD Retired Fire Captain and KCFD Historian.
      Spring Fling IV-Fundraiser for Michael Daniel Jr. Scholarship
      04/22/17 - IAFF Local 42
      MFD's "pit crew" CPR techniques increase survival rates of victims
      04/22/17 - IAFF Local 271
      Over Easter weekend, the Missoula Fire Department was dispatched to assist a man who had collapsed while running on a treadmill at the YMCA and gone into cardiac arrest. The city's first responders receive 50 or 60 calls like this each year, MFD Chief Jason Diehl says. The patient's life hinges on what happens during the first few minutes.
      Missoula firefighters helping kids after traumatic experiences
      04/22/17 - IAFF Local 271
      House fires are perhaps the most unsettling disasters families can face with possessions and sometimes lives lost. Missoula firefighters are finding great success in helping put children's lives back together with their unique "Fired Up for Kids" campaign.
      Hampton Chowdah Challenge
      04/21/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Jameson Memorial Shirts
      04/21/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Friends of Hampton Firefighters People have been asking about a new shirt for Kyle. Below you will find the link to order the new shirt. There are 4 styles, short sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, full zip sweatshirt and quarter zip sweatshirt. T-shirts are $20 and sweatshirts are $50. Orders must be submitted by 4/28/17 so act fast.
      Denver Burn Foundation Payday Raffle Winner
      04/21/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy Payday! We hope this beautiful spring weather has you thinking about your golf game! The Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation’s 30th Annual Burn Camp Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 19th at Fox Hollow only four weeks away.  Planning for this year’s tournament is well underway and it is fast approaching.
      McLaren Flint Laboratory Service Centers
      04/21/17 - AFSCME Local 875
      Lyndon Fire-Hiring Opportunity!
      04/21/17 - IAFF Local 3972
      Lyndon Fire is accepting applications and will be testing for an eligibility list to fill open entry level positions for up to the next 12 months.  Click download for additional information or visit www.lyndonfire.com.
      Brother in need
      04/20/17 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
      Brothers and Sisters- Please visit this GoFundMe page for a fellow Brother in need. Brother Anderson is with Adams County L2403. www.gofundme.
      Funeral Services: Captain Louis Martin
      04/20/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Graveside Services and Burial for IAFF Local 42 Active Retiree and KCFD Fire Captain Louis "Scooter" Martin will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64138.  A Celebration of Life will be hosted by IAFF Local 42 the next day on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Gladden Hall, 6320 Manchester Ave.
      Victory for the Good Guys!
      04/20/17 - Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma
      Brothers and Sisters;       Chalk up another victory in the good guy’s column! The PFFO Legislative team has worked hard on your behalf to defeat Senate Bill 0436 by Senator Dahm out of Broken Arrow.
      County Chapter 3rd & 4th Steward Vacancy
      04/20/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 Executive Board is accepting letters of interest for the positions of County Chapter Third & Fourth Steward's for the next 14 calendar days.
      Firefighter's Ball
      04/20/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The Somerville Firefighter's ball will be held Friday, May 5th. Contact station stewards or Steve Layton for tickets.
      Golf Tournament
      04/20/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Somerville Firefighter's annual Davey Fitz golf tournament will be held Friday, June 16th at the Hillview Country Club. Contact credit union or Steve Layton to sign up.
      Magistrate Hearing Transcript
      04/19/17 - IAFF 1826
      Walt Dix Elected IAFF 12th District Vice-President
      04/18/17 - IAFF Local 2546
      April 18, 2017 – Walter (Walt) Dix, president of Broward County, FL Local 4321, was officially sworn in at IAFF headquarters by General President Harold Schaitberger as the new 12th District Vice President, replacing Larry Osborne who has retired after 10 years of distinguished service on the IAFF Executive Board.
      IAFF Motorcycle Group
      04/18/17 - IAFF 14th District
      IAFF MG Chairman is 14th District Brother Pete Reagan. Please consider joining! Whether you're an active, retired or alumni IAFF member, if you love to ride, you'll want to join the IAFF Motorcycle Group (IAFF-MG).
      Scott FF Combat Challenge
      04/17/17 - Newport News Firefighter's Association
      2017 St. Florian Scholarship Winners
      04/17/17 - IAFF Local 42
      The recipients of the 2017 St. Florian Scholarship are: Hannah Ziglinski, daughter of Christopher Ziglinski David Thurlo Jr., son of David Thurlo, Sr.
      Easter 2017
      04/15/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel This holiday weekend started with Good Friday through Easter Sunday.
      2017 Filed Legislation
      04/15/17 - IAFF local 3704
      Click the link below to go directly to all currently filed legislation for 2017. We will update as all bills come avaliable.  http://ose.louisiana.gov/legisSessions/Legis2017/Categories.
      Check out pictures from today's fire
      04/15/17 - Hampton Fire Fighters
      Our photo gallery has been updated! There is a folder for 2017 Pictures and in there you will find pictures from today's brush fire at the Hurd Farm.
      2017 Chowdah Challenge!
      04/15/17 - Hampton Fire Fighters
      Date has been set! Join us Thursday May 25th from 6-9pm at McGuirk's.
      Retirees Get Together
      04/15/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      The next retirees get together will be held on Wednesday, May 10th at the DAV on Broadway, from 9 to noon. If you need retirement papers notarized, please bring them with you.
      Dental Insurance
      04/14/17 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Dental Insurance Open Enrollment Period May 1, 2017 – June 2, 2017 We are happy to announce that the decision to move to self-funded dental plan is already paying dividends. This year’s premium will remain the same as last year. Family:      $27.68 per week Individual:     $10.
      Funeral Services: Captain Mark Williams
      04/14/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Visitation and Funeral Services for IAFF Local 42 Active Retiree and KCFD Retired Fire Captain Mark Williams will be held on Friday April 21st at Concord Fortress of Hope Church 11050 W Longview Pkwy,Kansas City, Missouri 64134. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 AM to 11 AM with the funeral immediately following visitation at 11 AM.
      April 12, 2017: UPFFA Legislative Conference
      04/14/17 - UPFFA
      UPFFA of Ct.
      PPFFA Convention Ad Book
      04/14/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      NLFD Pipe Band TShirts Now Available!
      04/14/17 - New London Fire Fighters
      Both NLFD Pipe band Tshirts and Off Duty NLFD shirts are available for sale at the Fire Marshal's Office at Fire HQ 289 Bank St, New London. They are available from 8 AM to 4 PM. The Pipe Band Tshirts are available in both short sleeve and long sleeve and in either black or green.   T Shirt prices are $20 for the short sleeves and $25 for the long sleeves.
      Legislative update from PFFUI 4/11/17
      04/13/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Brothers and Sisters, We are happy to report that four of our major bills have now passed the full Senate or House floors and are on their way to the Governor to sign.  HB1171, disciplinary rights for firefighters, has passed the House 91-4 and now has passed the Senate 49-0.
      St. Florian Fund Scholarship Trustee Position
      04/13/17 - IAFF Local 42
      Currently there are two (2) vacancies for Trustees of the St. Florian Fund.  The Fund is seeking persons who are interested in serving.
      Moose Lodge Offers First Responder Membership
      04/13/17 - IAFF Local 1264
      Somerville Fire Alarm Class A Uniforms
      04/12/17 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Somerville Local 76 is proud to announce that for the first time in fire department history, our brothers in fire alarm are now authorized to wear Class A uniforms. Long overdue for our fellow Local 76 members.
      MPHS Bass Team
      04/12/17 - IAFF Local 4381
      Mount Pleasant High School Bass Team was well represented at the Kentucky Lake Tournament. The team brought 9 boats and 6 of them weighed fish with the largest taking 13th place.
      2017 Cinco De Mayo T-Shirts
      04/12/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Passing of Retired Battalion Chief Waldron
      04/12/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      Its with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of retired Battalion Chief Bill "Lightnin" Waldron. Battalion Chief waldron retired in 2001 after working over 20 years.
      Battle of the Blue Game
      04/12/17 - IAFF Local 312
      April 10, 2017: UPFFA of Ct. FIRE OPS
      04/11/17 - UPFFA
      Delegate Training
      04/11/17 - IAFF Local 21
      **DELEGATE TRAINING** From the Harris Campaign regarding training to become a delegate: The Police union will be doing a training at the Federation on Thur. April 13th at 6pm. Any of your members are welcome to attend! The federation is at 831 Como Ave in St. Paul.
      UNKOCH MY CAMPUS
      04/11/17 - Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters
      Vote for our IAFF Member David Harer’s  panel.
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